Photos | Langhorne Slim + Twain @ The Sinclair

Photos | Langhorne Slim + Twain @ The Sinclair

As we move into fall here in Massachusetts, we see the return of a lot of things: students, traffic, and cold weather, just to name a few.
On the upside, we start to see the concert scene kick into overdrive. And the return of Langhorne Slim and The Law to the area helps to mark the beginning of what promises to be an insanely good season for live music fans in the greater Boston area.

On Monday evening, a crowd dressed mostly in the garb of early New England fall (read: shorts / skirt, long sleeve top and open footwear) packed a sold out house at The Sinclair to welcome the dynamic troubadour as heartily as we do pumpkin pie and a large Dunks. Touring behind his new release The Spirit Moves, it’s safe to say that Slim delivered on all expectations, leaving the crowd emotionally exhausted and no longer in need of their warmer layers.

Opening the evening was Twain, a Brooklyn-based band which on this evening was comprised of Mat Davidson (formerly of Spirit Family Reunion and The Low Anthem) on lead and vocals and Ken Woodward (Spirit Family Reunion) on bass. The always impressive Davidson delivered a visually and sonically impressive performance—and the evenings most impressive facial hair—while the steady-as-a-rock Woodward held the reigns and anchored things for the set. The pair combined powers to truly set a great mood for the rest of the evening and I’d say it’s safe to say that the band won over more than their share of new fans. Here’s hoping these guys return to the area soon, perhaps at a more intimate venue (I’m looking at you, Atwood’s.)

Can the rest of this years fall music season can match the high-water mark that was set at the beginning of this week?

There’s only one way to find out.

See ya out there, folks.

Photos by Boston Concert Photography